When you’re a new parent your main focus will, of course, be your baby. Everyone seems to have an opinion on how to manage their sleep and feeding routines too!
If you’re struggling to get your little one to settle, I’ve got some incredibly helpful advice in my book the 7pm to 7am Sleeping Baby Routine. But you may also want to explore some of the new baby tech that’s coming onto the market.
Digital Media Solutions recently pointed out that baby tech is a rapidly growing industry, and many of the products coming onto the market have been developed by new mums and dads who found the solutions available to them inadequate.
For example, did you know that you can get a baby monitor that also tracks your baby’s heart rate, as well as monitoring their room temperature and oxygen levels? Or that there’s a nightlight and sound machine for youngsters that can be controlled and adjusted with an app on your smartphone?
That means there’s no need to disturb your little one if you realise you forgot to set the nightlight or turn the sound on, for instance.
As you might expect, there are also new service-based businesses popping up for parents and babies and toddlers, such as meal subscription services that allow you to tailor purees and baby food to suit your little one’s dietary needs.
Earlier this year, baby tech was also in focus at the CES tech trade show in Las Vegas, with baby tech and digital health producer Jill Gilbert telling the Las Vegas Review-Journal that “smart parents are just demanding smart tech”.